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A new beginning…

I’ve had a Blog beforeĀ on Yahoo but I’ve decided to stop it and change.
Although I’m new on WordPress, I’m not a complete beginner in blogging…

So – where should I start now to talk about me – and how?

 

And what do I want to do on this Blog?

My Blog will be very personal because that’s just me. – I’ll write a lot about my experience as a pro-Palestinian Israeli (sometimes I say: “undercover Palestinian”).

I can’t explain it right now – like this – how I came to be in this position. It’s a process of years, and maybe I’ll retrace it, piece by piece, in my future Blogs.

Today, I just want to start. Make a beginning in order to go ahead.

My story:

Until I met that crazy white rabbit, I only knew what was on my own side of the mirror. But then, when I followed him through the mirror, I discovered a world I didn’t expect.

Still, my Nanny keeps saying that I was only dreaming, but I know that this world is real – I even have met some of my neighbors there and they too can see this other world. Why, then, doesn’t my Nanny want to believe me?

Something very personal about me:

Many times I think (and people also tell me) that I’m too sensitive for the “job” of trying to make peace. But it’s just because I’m able to imagine and feel the reality of others that I’m doing this.

And, I don’t want to stand by and be silent, like the Germans did. It’s my duty as a Jew to speak up when the rights of other humans are questionned, denied and abused.

I just cannot stay silent and say: I didn’t know!!

Some of my “heros”:
– Mary Wollstonecraft
– Emile Zola
– Sophie and Hans Scholl
– the crazy white rabbit (a young Palestinian whom I also call “Mr. Catastrophe”)
– Bassam Aramin and all the members of the Parents Circle
– Tali Fahima

Some of my favorite quotes:

– “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

– “If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.” – Moshe Dayan

– “All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

– “Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

– “True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.” – Martin Luther King

– “One day we must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal we seek, but that it is a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means.” – Martin Luther King

– “Peace is not the absence of war; it is a virtue; a state of mind; a disposition for benevolence; confidence; and justice.” – Baruch Spinoza

– “Any woman whose I.Q. hovers above her body temperature must be a feminist.” –Rita Mae Brown

– “Due to technical difficulties the light at the end of the tunnel will be off until further notice.” – Unknown

– “I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them” – Azra Caluk (a friend from Bosnia)

– “Never argue with idiots. First they drag you down to their level, then they beat you with experience.” – Arabic proverb

– “%#@~>* &=$%?<- #@^\#%” – popular French expression

– “I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member” – Groucho Marx

What motivates me:

First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left
to speak out for me.

Pastor Niemoeller, Germany 1946

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